Everyone knows the feeling of a clenched jaw due to an uncomfortable situation. Whether it is a roller coaster or life’s day-to-day grind, that biological mechanism can cause serious damage to the structures of the mouth.
It’s amazing, but it’s already getting to be that time of the year. While it’s still scorching outside, the kids are starting to prepare to go back to school. Because of this, now is a great time for both your children and you to visit your dentist and have your teeth examined. By waiting, you can only allow more damage to occur.
With oral health, there is a line between when a concern is a nuisance and it is a serious medical issue. Dry mouth is one of those where it is easy for a patient to believe it is an annoyance, when it may possibly be causing long-term damage to the mouth.
Many people experience blood whenever they floss or they brush their teeth. While often dismissed as overaggressive cleaning, or may be viewed as a minimal thing, you shouldn’t ignore this sign. It could very well be a symptom of gingivitis or even periodontal disease.
For some of us, tooth sensitivity can be a really nagging issue, and it can even cause harm to your daily routine. Whether you have been dealing with this for years, or if it is something that has recently started, you should not delay care, and rarely does the situation improve on its own.
X-ray technology is often used in the world of dentistry. Also known as radiography, this imagery of the teeth helps us get a better view of the exposed teeth, as well as see into the area covered by gum tissue. We can also see problems existing in the jawbone itself.
Tooth extraction is often a last resort when an oral health issue needs to be addressed. Through different restorative services, we are often able to save teeth that are at risk for being lost. Wisdom teeth can call for a different strategy. With these teeth, we do recommend extraction, and we also perform this service without making arrangements to replace them. The reason for this is that many of us simply do not have the space for our wisdom teeth and need to have them out. Their eruption can lead to problems because they can press against neighboring teeth and cause crowding as well as enamel damage. If they erupt improperly due to a lack of space, they can even shift or become stuck at uncomfortable angles, which can create new difficulties. (more…)
ometimes, patients have to schedule advanced dental services because of problems that went unnoticed or untreated until they became serious. At other times, sudden issues with physical trauma can make appointments necessary on short notice. If you find yourself in need of urgent oral health care because of an injury or the onset of painful symptoms, our Newport Beach, CA dentist’s office can help! We want patients to know that we are available to them at times when they experience dental emergencies. Our goal is to find ways to save teeth that are in poor health, physically hurt, or even partially or completely dislodged. However, when this is not possible, we can still discuss prosthetic solutions that lead to the restoration of the patient’s smile and bite function. (more…)
Is discomfort a recurring issue for you when you schedule dental work? For people who are uneasy about care in general, and for those who feel anxious about a more involved procedure, negative feelings can make treatment more difficult to undergo. Unfortunately, these feelings can even cause people to postpone care and leave themselves open to more serious problems over time. At our Newport Beach, CA dentist’s office, we take care of our patients during treatments so that time spent in the dentist’s chair is as pleasant as possible. To help you manage feelings of unease, we can offer additional support in the form of dental sedation. Through different sedatives, we can provide different degrees of relief to offset anxious and unpleasant feelings about care. (more…)
Over time, it may be hard to keep track of minor changes within the mouth. Or maybe you’ve just learned to live with a gap or a misaligned tooth. But you don’t have to live like that!
Clear aligners, a technology that has become incredibly popular for the past two decades, might be a solution for you. You can make more subtle changes to the appearance of your smile without letting the world know you’ve decided to make this change.
Today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist writes about how straightening your smile can be done without anyone else knowing you’re working on your smile!